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TOUGH NYLON 6/12 FOR AUTOMOTIVE CABLE JACKETS HAS EXCELLENT CHEMICAL RESISTANCE AND WITHSTANDS HIGH TEMPERATURES

Brake Cable

Chemlon® 890 HNT001 Nylon from Teknor Apex Is Now in Commercial Use for Brake Cable and Is Available Worldwide for Other Automotive Cable Applications

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., June 6, 2016: A new nylon 6/12 extrusion compound for automotive cable jackets provides excellent chemical resistance, withstands high service temperatures, and exhibits good dimensional stability as a result of low moisture absorption, it was announced today by the Nylon Division of Teknor Apex Company, which will feature the new compound at K 2016 (Hall 6, Stand 6C58-02).

The chemical resistance of Chemlon® 890 HNT001 nylon 6/12 is superior to that of nylon 6 and exhibits greater stress corrosion resistance upon exposure to aggressive chemicals or mechanical stresses. The compound is heat stabilized to prevent embrittlement at high service temperatures and is lubricated to facilitate feeding into the extruder. (See table for property data.)

Chemlon 890 HNT001 compound has received General Motors and Chrysler approvals for heat stabilized nylon 6/12. It is currently used in brake jacketing for a U.S. OEM, and the jacket has passed the cable supplier’s heat aging test at 135 °C for 168 hours.

“Chemlon 890 HNT001 is inherently tough and easily processed,” said Jeff Schmidt, North American automotive market manager for Teknor Apex. “We can readily supply this material worldwide from our compounding facilities in the U.S. and Singapore.”

More information on Chemlon 890 HNT001 is available at https://www.teknorapex.com/nylon-612-compound-for-automotive-cable-jackets.

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About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.

The Nylon Division of Teknor Apex Company is an international supplier of engineering thermoplastics for the transportation, consumer products, and industrial markets. It produces reinforced and specially modified compounds of polyamide 6, 6/6, 6/10, and 6/12 under the Chemlon® brand.